Letchworth leukaemia sufferer meets Arsene Wenger and Arsenal footballers

Arsene Wenger,Oliver Kelly, Phoenix Kelly and Mackenzie Kelly

Arsene Wenger,Oliver Kelly, Phoenix Kelly and Mackenzie Kelly - Credit: Archant

A YOUNGSTER undergoing leukaemia treatment saw his dreams come true when he met players from his Premier League team.

Oliver Kelly, who was diagnosed with the disease last March, spent the day at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground.

The seven-year-old, who goes to Icknield Infants School in Letchworth GC, travelled down with his mum Rebecca and two brothers Phoenix and Mackenzie last Thursday.

Rebecca, of Lindsell Avenue, Letchworth GC, said: “It has been a difficult year for us and our life revolves around Oliver’s illness. He has to have oral chemotherapy every day, and has lumbar punctures every three months at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He also has a more aggressive form of chemotherapy once a month at the Lister Hospital.

“He has been amazing, he is so strong, he is a little hero and he has taken it in his stride.”


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Oliver, an avid Arsenal fan, was given the chance to have a kick around with the squad and tour the ground.

He was also handed a range of goodies from the team.

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Ms Kelly, 41, said: “He was so overwhelmed, it was a dream come true and the team members where great.

“They all came over and said hello, gave him a signed shirt, scarf and football.”

Oliver will continue needing treatment until June 2015.

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